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Louis Schlessinger
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212.237.8779
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New School of Social Research, New York
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Sexual Homicide; Extraordinary Crimes
Louis B. Schlesinger, PhD is Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Schlesinger served as President of the New Jersey Psychological Association in 1989; he was the 1990 recipient of the New Jersey Psychological Association's "Psychologist of the Year" Award, as well as the American Psychological Association's Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award (1993). He was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey and the Commissioner of Corrections to be a member (and later chair) of the Special Classification Review Board at the State's forensic facility for sex offenders; he was also appointed (2001) by the President of the New Jersey Senate and Acting Governor to serve as a member of a Senate Task Force that re-wrote Megan's Law. Dr. Schlesinger is co-principal investigator in a joint research project with the FBI Behavioral Science Unit studying sexual and serial murder, rape, bias homicide, suicide-by-cop, and other extraordinary crimes. He has had extensive clinical experience, testifying in numerous trials, and has published many articles, chapters, and ten books on the topics of homicide, sexual homicide, and criminal psychopathology.